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Kitava (कितव) (Kitawa) has been mentioned as a king in the epic Mahabharata. Son of Kitava, was Ulūka (उलूक), king of a country and people of the same name in Mahabharata. He was an ally of the Kauravas, and acted as their envoy to the Pandavas. He has been mentioned in various Parvas of Mahabharata.

Jat Gotras from Kitava

Kitawat (कितावत) Kitavat (कितावत) Jats live in Jaipur district in Rajasthan are descendants of King Kitava (कितव) of the period of Mahabharata.

In Mahabharata

Kitava (कितव) - A tribe of Mahabharata Brought tributes to Yudhisthira (II.47.10); joined the Kauravas in the war (VI.18.12). Possibly an ancient Makran tribe as the gifts they bore match the products of Makran. Their king Uluka (IX.I.1.25) was the son of Shakuni (VI.68.5).

सहदेवस तु शकुनिम उलूकं च महारदम
पिता पुत्रौ महेष्वासाव अभ्यवर्तत दुर्जयौ (VI.68.5)
ते वैरामाः पारथाश च वङ्गाश च कितवैः सह
विविधं बलिम आथाय रत्नानि विविधानि च Mahabharata (II.47.10)
The Mahabharata Tribe - Kitava (कितव) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Kitawat (कितावत) who live in Jaipur district in Rajasthan.

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 47 tells that -

"The tribes Vairamas, Paradas, Tungas, with the Kitavas who lived upon crops that depended on water from the sky or of the river and also they who were born in regions on the sea-shore, in woodlands, or countries on the other side of the ocean waited at the gate, being refused permission to enter, with goats and kine and asses and camels and vegetable, honey and blankets and jewels and gems of various kinds."
इन्थ्र कृष्टैर वर्तयन्ति धान्यैर नथी मुखैश च ये
समुथ्रनिष्कुटे जाताः परिसिन्थु च मानवाः Mahabharata (II.47.9)
ते वैरामाः पारथाश च वङ्गाश च कितवैः सह
विविधं बलिम आथाय रत्नानि विविधानि च Mahabharata (II.47.10)

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 18 mentions -

The Abhishahas, the Surasenas, the Sivis, and the Vasatis, the Swalyas, the Matsyas, the Amvashtas, the Trigartas, and the Kekayas, the Sauviras, the Kitavas, and the dwellers of the Eastern, Western, and the Northern countries,--these twelve brave races were resolved to fight reckless of the lives. And these protected the grandsire with a multitudinous array of cars. And with a division that consisted of ten thousand active elephants, the king of Magadha followed that large car division.
शाल्वा मत्स्यास तदाम्बष्ठास तरिगर्ताः केकयास तदा
सौवीराः कितवाः पराच्याः परतीच्यॊथीच्यमालवाः Mahabharata (VI.18.13)


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